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Jobs at JEWISHcolorado

Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Donor Services & Database Manager

DEPARTMENT:              Donor Services

FLSA STATUS:                Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARYThe Donor Services & Database Manager oversees the Donor Services Department and is primarily responsible for all matters related to data integrity and user services for both the Donor Management System and Planned Giving databases.  This position interacts with campaign, events, and finance functions to ensure the strategic and effective collection of funds for JEWISHcolorado’s Annual Campaign and Endowments/Donor Advised Funds. This position also oversees all internal processes for the fundraising campaign including pledge entry, payment entry, adjustments, donor acknowledgement letters, statements/invoices, agency payments and provides back-end support for questions and troubleshooting on individual donor accounts.  Previous experience working in Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software is required.

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

SUPERVISES: Donor Services Specialist

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work with donors and various JEWISHcolorado departments to properly manage and track all donor pledges, payments and constituent data within Donor Management System.
  2. Manage methods for ensuring ongoing accuracy and integrity of constituent data including but not limited to adjustments, write-offs, and unapplied payments.
  3. Complete set up of Endowments and Donor Advised Funds with mapping to proper investment platforms.
  4. Work with the donors and agencies to ensure accurate and timely donor directed and Donor Advised Fund distributions.
  5. Manage and process all external correspondence connected with Annual Campaign, Endowments, and Donor Advised Funds including acknowledgement letters and quarterly remittance reminders.
  6. Actively engage with the Campaign, Event and Finance departments on all aspects of billing and payment processing.
  7. Supervise and organize the year-end donor summary of dollars raised as required by the IRS, and provide timely information to donors
  8. Develop and execute a strategic plan for the collections campaign including billing, communications, and lay and professional assignments.
  9. Liaise with Finance Department on the monthly reconciliation of pledges and payments and other reporting needs.
  10. Liaise with Events Department to ensure proper reconciliation of all events.
  11. Initiate and manage the division rollover with the Campaign Department to include proper solicitor assignments within the database.
  12. Generate regular reports and analytics to support the development team and all related functions.
  13. Establish in-house procedures for data management and help train employees on these procedures.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel
  2. Superior knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software with proficiency in SQL processes
  3. Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone, and in writing
  4. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and be detail oriented
  5. Discretion handling and communicating sensitive and confidential information
  6. Ability to work in a team environment
  7. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  8. A positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

MINIMUM QUALITIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  1. Three to five years work experience in a fundraising database related capacity
  2. Two+ years of administrative or accounting experience preferred
  3. Past experience working in non-profit or education is preferred
  4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred

Other Requirements: This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type: 40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit resumes and cover letters to Maida Goodman with the subject line “Donor Services and Database Manager.”


Chief Development Officer

DEPARTMENT:              Development Department

FLSA STATUS:               Exempt

FUNCTION:  The Chief Development Officer is responsible for managing, coordinating and integrating all financial resource development (FRD) initiatives, including all aspects of the Annual Campaign for operating support (General Campaign, Women’s Campaign, Grants, and Corporate Sponsorships) as well as endowment and planned giving functions.  This position manages the relationships with relevant Boards/lay leadership and supervises a team of 4-6 direct reports.   Primary objectives of this position include:  enhancing total fundraising, overseeing development and implementation of strategic approach to integrate FRD activities on behalf of JEWISHcolorado and the Jewish community, provide leadership to major gifts activities, and manage/coach development team.

REPORTS TO:    President & Chief Executive Officer

SUPERVISES:     Direct reports include but may not be limited to the following:

  1. Donor Relationship Manager(s)
  2. Development Director, Flagship
  3. Development Director, Program Philanthropy
  4. Director, Planned Gifts
  5. Women’s Philanthropy Director
  6. YAD (Young Adult Division) Team

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Establish an innovative and coordinated development infrastructure to support short-and long-term fundraising goals.
  2. Develop an overall strategic plan for an integrated FRD model which supports the mission of the organization.  Involve professional peers and lay leaders in the strategic development process to utilize their expertise and cultivate their support.
  3. Develop positive relationships with current major donors and provide stewardship to the donor cultivation process.  Participates in the cultivation and solicitation of selected major contributors and campaign leadership.
  4. Supervise grant writing, grant management and corporate sponsorship activities to significantly expand JEWISHcolorado’s sources of revenue.
  5. Oversee the recruitment process to hire, train and supervise development professionals.  Assure that the performance of all staff is actively managed and professional development and coaching opportunities are identified and implemented.
  6. Manage the overall relationship with relevant Boards and Committees, involving staff and lay leaders as appropriate.
  7. Lead the FRD/Philanthropy Team to facilitate the development and implementation of an integrated resource development model.  Participate in the annual campaign with focused emphasis on cultivation and soliciting major gifts.
  8. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with synagogues, agencies and community leaders; including the identification and implementation of innovative, collaborative fundraising efforts serving JEWISHcolorado and its beneficiaries.
  9. Participate as a member of the senior management team and provide consultation to the President and CEO on all philanthropy related issues.
  10. Ensure that donor information is effectively and efficiently maintained, and prospect cultivation activity is appropriately tracked.
  11. Ensure that reporting systems are complete, efficient, accurate and monitored for quality control.
  12. Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to provide exceptional customer service to all donors and prospects.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Immersed understanding of the trends and of the non-profit field, the Jewish community, the JFNA system, and the social impact of fundraising on Jewish organizations.
  2. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  3. Excellence in organizational leadership and management with ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  4. Effective communication skills including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to various audiences with various levels of knowledge.
  5. Maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.
  6. Proficient in necessary forms of technology and software that support the organization.

MINIMUM QUALITIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. BA degree in non-profit management or Jewish studies; relevant advanced degree a plus.
  2. Minimum of 5 years in executive-level decision-making and management.

Experience:

  1. 10 years+ in Jewish community organizational leadership.
  2. 5 years+ in an executive position with a national or global fund raising non-profit.
  3. Foundation or corporate executive leadership experience preferred.

Other Requirements:   This position requires extreme schedule flexibility, travel and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION 

Position Type:  40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions:   This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Maida Goodman with the subject line “Chief Development Officer.


Director of Women’s Philanthropy

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARYTThe essential function of the Director of Women’s Philanthropy is to seek and secure funding resources and to cultivate and manage relationships with women donors and prospects. This position will have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on women’s giving at various events and within affinity groups and giving societies. The Director will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), including but not limited to all meetings, activities, programs, and events.

REPORTS TO:    Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES:     N/A

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO and the Development team in developing long-term strategies for total financial resource development.
  2. Seeks and secures funds from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, particularly women.
  3. Cultivates and manages new donor relationships at the Lion of Judah level and above and effectively grows existing relationships throughout the women’s affinity groups.
  4. Partners with major gifts staff and, when appropriate, general campaign staff to ensure seamless and integrated fundraising efforts for individuals, families, and foundations.
  5. Manages all women’s campaign-related operations (including CHOICES, GOLDA, and other events within the women’s campaign function), ensuring the achievement of organizational campaign goals, smooth operations, and good relationships with community constituents and donors.
  6. Partners with volunteer leadership to identify and execute relevant and meaningful programs designed to educate and inspire community engagement and philanthropic giving.
  7. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
  8. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for all women’s campaign activities.
  9. Provides support for, and attends, all Women’s Philanthropy events and other events as assigned.
  10. Manages donor records and data for accuracy, timeliness, and any calls to action. Generates reports.
  11. Works with staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges. Follows-up with donors, as needed, for confirmation.
  12. Recruits and trains volunteers to cultivate and solicit Women’s Philanthropy. Helps connect donors with desired areas of connection and involvement.
  13. Works with the board and committees on women’s donor development and engagement.
  14. Provides general support as necessary. Assists the Chief Development Officer as required.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, colleagues and beneficiary organizations.
  2. Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to circumstances and readily accepts changes in the working environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  3. Solicits and uses feedback to improve service. Undertakes self-development activities.
  4. Works ethically and with integrity. Inspires the trust of others.
  5. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  6. Has a strong passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and strategic focus.
  7. Demonstrates comfort with results-oriented organization.
  8. Proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
  9. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
  11. Ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
  12. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  13. Working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
  14. Demonstrated volunteer management experience.
  15. Ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.

MINIMUM QUALITIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent, is required.

Experience:

  1. A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience supporting a successful fundraising campaign is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  2. Past experience working with major women donors is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles is preferred.
  4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements:   This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:  40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions :   This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Maida Goodman with the subject line “Director of Women’s Philanthropy”